Internal Communications Lead

Hours: Full time 38 hours per week 

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity has become available to assist in providing best practice internal communications advice and delivery, supporting information flow across the organisation.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Organisational Services comprises of the Facilities and Assets, ICT, Chaplaincy and People Services teams and has responsibility for the provision of support services to other divisions. The People Services department has responsibility for Human Resources, Payroll, Learning and Development and Health, Safety and Environment and Internal Communications. The purpose of the People Services team is to guide and support management and staff in building individual and organisational capacity to achieve strategic and operational action plans of the Brotherhood through provision of people and work organisation advice and services.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Internal Communications Coordinator supports a wide range of internal communications plans that will address communications across multiple stakeholders to ensure stakeholders are aware and actively engaged. This position will be responsible for providing best practice internal communications advice and delivery, supporting information flow across the organisation. This role will also support the executive team to communicate their vision and strategies, helping to bring this to life. As a member of the People Services team, this role will be key in helping to support employee engagement through best practice internal communications across a range of channels.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • relevant qualifications in communications, public relations or journalism with experience in a similar role providing advice and communications support to internal clients
  • well-developed organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage and meet competing deadlines 
  • demonstrated experience in delivering and measuring internal communications programs that support transformational change within a complex organisational environment 
  • proven experience in managing and executing an internal communications strategy
  • demonstrated experience working in and managing a multi-stakeholder and multi-project environment 
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week. Salary will be based on skills and experience, plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information please view the Internal Communications Lead position description (PDF, 279KB)

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications close: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

Read the Brotherhood’s privacy policy.

Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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